The UFC today announced that Tim Credeur has been injured and forced to pull out of his UFC 137 middleweight scrap with Brad Tavares and will be replaced by undefeated prospect Dustin Jacoby.
Credeur would likely have been fighting Tavares for his job, as he has dropped his last two contests.
23-year-old former college football player Dustin Jacoby has only been a professional fighter since November of last year, but has already strung together six victories. All of those fights have been finished in the first round: five of them by TKO and one by submission.
Also 23, The Ultimate Fighter 11 alum Brad Tavares was on a similar path to Jacoby (he was undefeated in his first seven fights), until he met Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 this past July. Simpson out-wrestled Tavares en route to a unanimous decision to hand him the first loss of his professional career. The native Hawaiian sports a UFC record of 2-1, having beaten both Seth Baczynski and Phil Baroni during his short tenure with the promotion.
UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit is scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada this October 29. The card will be headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit in a title fight at 170lbs.